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Cesare Auguste Detti - A Summer Idyll

(Source: marcuscrassus)

cesare auguste detti 19th century italian 19th century detail 6:30pm

thegetty:

…”the clarity of the cold carnation of old skin, the creases of the smile, the folds made by the passage of time; the powerful pleating of the forehead…”

The detail of his wrinkles, blood vessels, and moles is a realistic rendering uncommon in formal portraiture of the time. This was made by a friend.

Portrait of Louis de Silvestre, about 1753, Maurice-Quentin de la Tour. J. Paul Getty Museum.

maurice quentin de la tour 18th century french 18th century rococo french rococo portraits 3:01pm

The BalconyEdouard Manet, 1868-69

art art history painting edouard manet 19th century french 19th century musee d'orsay * 11:30am

The Faun (detail)Pierre Puget

art art history sculpture pierre puget 17th century french 17th century baroque french baroque * 6:30pm

La Tabagie (detail)Le Nain Brothers, 1643

art art history painting le nain brothers 17th century french 17th century baroque french baroque * louvre 3:01pm

Virgin and ChildMassimo Stanzione, 1640-45

art art history painting massimo stanzione 17th century italian 17th century baroque italian baroque * 11:30am

The Birth of Venus (detail)François Boucher, 1740

art art history painting francois boucher 18th century french 18th century rococo french rococo * 6:30pm

Madame Raymond de VerninacJacques-Louis David, 1798-99

art art history painting jacques louis david 18th century french 18th century neoclassicism french neoclassicism * portraits 3:01pm

The Adoration of the MagiLeonaert Bramer, 1628-30

art art history painting leonaert bramer 17th century dutch 17th century baroque dutch baroque * 11:30am

Hercules Vanquishing the Hydra of LermaGuido Reni, 1617-20

art art history painting guido reni 17th century italian 17th century baroque italian baroque * greek myth 8:48pm